Baseball hat card

So does anyone else watch the Little League World Series? I’m pretty excited because my friend’s son is on one of the teams competing in Williamsport this year.

So I needed a baseball card and I used an image I found on a website selling hats to trace and create this shape card.

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Isn’t that a terrible image to trace from? MTC didn’t think so. I did very little clean up, duplicated the hat, mirror imaged it and welded it. Pretty cool, eh?

 

 

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I sized it so that it will fit in a standard envelope (4.25 x 5.5…think that’s A2? A4? Not sure), but I made an envelope out of some baseball paper I had left over. 20150813-IMG_8873

To get this card to “stand,” you bend the bills out a little bit and it gives it kind of a 3-Dish look as well. 20150813-IMG_8872 I originally planned to have it say “thank you” on the front, but I had this cute baseball stamp so I went that direction and glued a star button on the front. 20150813-IMG_8871

I used Worldwin Cutmates paper for the solid colors and some baseball patterned paper I picked up at Michael’s for the bill and the envelope. I used a swiss dot embossing folder for the blue part of the card.

I used the Zing

The settings were: 100 for the card stock, 80 for the patterned paper, speed 10 and red blade. 20150813-IMG_8869 Here is the file if you want to give it a go:

djm_baseball-hat-card.mtc

Until next time!

 

Flower Wrap Card

Hi There fellow KnK-ers!

I thought I’d revisit the style of card I created for the Snow Scene Card I posted here but change it up for a spring/summer look, so instead of snowy buildings and trees I’ve opted for some bright sunny flowers. The card base has a cut away section and wraps around the card insert which then both become the front of your card. The cut file is available at the end of the post 🙂

These are the Materials I used:

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  100 (75 for cutmates)
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Here are all of the elements within the cut file, the 2 green layers were cut from Smooth & Silky Cardstock which is nice and sturdy and all of the other elements were cut from Cutmates which is great for more intricate cuts:

Flower Wrap Card 1

Pic 2. Using wet glue to give me some wiggle room time, I glued the 2 green layers together and popped the flower heads into place. While I had the glue out, I also glued the 3 sun layers together:

Flower Wrap Card 2

Pic 3. I flipped the card over and added one strip of double sided tape along the left edge of the back inside the card:

Flower Wrap Card 3

Pic 4. I folded my insert and lined up the fold line with the left edge of the double sided tape:

Flower Wrap Card 4

Pic 5. You can now fold your card base and add your sun to the top of the insert layer with a 3D foam pad:

Flower Wrap Card 5

Pic 6. With a few enamel dots popped into the middle of the flowers for some extra dimension, my card is finished:

Flower Wrap Card 6

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

Flower Wrap Card by Bird

Flower Wrap Card Cut File by Bird

Spring Birthdays

Hi There fellow KnK-ers!

There are lots of Birthdays in my Family at this time of year so today I have made a Spring Flower card. I turned my card into a Birthday card but with a change of sentiment I think it could be suitable for many other occasions. Cutting the Latticed Daffodil was a breeze as I used CutMates Cardstock, it really is second to none when it comes to more intricate cuts. The Cut File is available at the end of this post 🙂

These are the Materials I used:

These are the Zing Settings I used:

  • Blade = Standard
  • Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
  • Offset = 0.30
  • Speed = 10
  • Force =  100
  • Passes = 1

Pic 1. Below are the 3 layers you will find within the Cut File, I cut my card base and card front layer from Smooth and Silky Card then cut my lattice detail layer from Cutmates Card:

Daffodil Card 1

Pic 2. I first adhered the larger layer directly onto my Card Base with double-sided tape:

Daffodil Card 2

Pic 3. Next, I adhered the detail layer with some wet glue to give me some time to wiggle it into perfect placement:

Daffodil Card 3

Pic 4. I cut a simple banner shape then I picked a font from my computer to cut and use as my sentiment. I popped some 3d foam pads behind the ends of the banner to give my card some dimension and with that my card was finished:

Daffodil Card

If you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing, access my Free Cut Files and read my Terms of Use, you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here is today’s Cut File:

Daffodil Card by Bird

Daffodil Card Cut File by Bird

Minions!

Howdy KNK-ers!

 

Today’s post is brought to you by the Minions. I love the minions and so I’ve been noodling around a project I want to do. I ended up making a card.

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This is where I downloaded the file:

http://www.okieladybug.com/2013/07/for-love-of-minions.html

Minion files in .svg and .mtc format

I cut the papers out of card stock at about 110 force, 10/10 speed.

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I glued the pieces together and lifted some of the parts with foam tape.

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I used little black buttons for the overalls. I typed “You’re one in a minion” in word, printed it out and stuck it on with foam tape.

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I love shape cards. It’s so easy to put a small shadow layer, copy it and mirror it and you have an instant card.

Here’s some other cool minions to check out. I haven’t opened them, but they looked cute.

http://www.grealishgreetings.com/assemble-the-minions/

Minion invitations in .svg format

 

http://halegrafx.com/vector-art/free-vector-despicable-me-minions/

minions in illustrator and pdf format

 

http://halegrafx.com/vector-art/free-vector-despicable-me-girl-minions/

girl minions

 

 

http://www.fontsplace.com/lasvegas-jackpot-free-font-download.html

font close to Despicable Me (used this for my card)

 

http://createdbymissie.blogspot.com/2014/02/minions-on-double-wall-tumblers.html

I so want to make these. I need to order the vinyl so I can.

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It would be super easy to do with the KNK Zing.

I’m not sure I’m going to give this card away. I like it and it’s sitting on my dresser right now 🙂

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Until next month KNK-ers!

Stay Classy.

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Motorcycle Matrimony

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We went to a wedding last weekend for some friends of Mr. Deb aka Mr. Krapikreate that belong to his motorcycle group. He asked me to make a card for them, so this is what I did. I forgot to take pictures of it before I gave it away, so all I have is this cell phone shot.

I took a couple of the card I gave Mr. Deb for his birthday one year because you can see the motorcycle a little better and how I had to make the shape card work. It’s not in the best condition because it’s a few years old and he had it stuck in the wainscoting in the wall. (yea, he’s weird).

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Sorry. Cell phone pictures again.

Materials

Cardstock (DCWV)

Worldwins

banner punch (ek success)…yea, I cheated. I could’ve cut them out with the machine…but I got it on clearance and used it.

 

Files:

Motorcycle and Mr. and Mrs. lettering from Lettering Delights

Machine:

KNK Zing

force: 120/10

red blade (that’s extremely dull, yet still cut this well).